“Paper thin skin” leads to Pressure Sores??

We hear this in bedsore lawsuits all the time — the patient had “paper thin skin” and this is why they developed pressure sores.

This is a cop out excuse by the corporate-run nursing homes. If a hospital patient or nursing home resident has “paper thin skin”, they should receive extra pressure relief. This focused pressure relief should include turning and repositioning the patient at least every 2 hours, a low pressure air mattress and daily wound cream application.

“Paper thin skin” is no excuse for the development of decubitus ulcers. If anything, it is a warning to the nursing home/hospital that they must provide adequate pressure relief to the patient.

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